Copyright Office Enters the 21st Century with an Online Registration System for DMCA Agents

Copyright Office Enters the 21st Century with an Online Registration System for DMCA Agents

Dec 13, 2016

Client Alert

Brownstein Client Alert, December 13, 2016

In an effort to improve accuracy and searchability, the United States Copyright Office has joined the 21st century with an online service to house the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s designated agency registration information.

Who does this affect?

This interests any company whose website allows users to provide their own content, such as comments and posts. Website providers are at risk for copyright liability when they store material on their website at the direction of the user that infringes third-party rights.

To read the full alert, please click the PDF above. 

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